Natural Resources & Timberlands

Although it has diversified in recent times, Maine’s economy historically has relied heavily on its abundant natural resources and, in particular, on its fishing and forestry industries. Eaton Peabody has a unique reservoir of experience in both industries. If you are seeking to acquire, manage, develop, conserve or otherwise maximize your ownership of natural resources in Maine, we offer an experienced team of attorneys capable of meeting the varied and often challenging needs of natural resource based companies.

Our clients include owners of timberlands in both Maine’s organized and unorganized territories, owners and operators of forest products manufacturing facilities, land management companies, paper mills, independent logging contractors, transporters, forest products brokers, forest industry trade groups and conservation organizations. We also represent developers, purchasers, institutional lenders, and title insurance companies seeking the expertise and capacity to handle large and sophisticated transactions involving legal, title, and operational issues unique to Maine’s natural resources and timberlands. Our timberland clients range from owners of very large timberland tracts to individuals involved in small land conservation projects.

We also have a long history of service to Maine’s fishing and marine industries. Our clients include companies involved in virtually all aspects of the industry from sourcing to processing to distribution. We also have a very significant presence representing Maine’s aquaculture industry. Our services range from corporate governance and structuring, mergers and acquisitions, land use planning and environmental law to such specialized areas as aquaculture lease siting and submerged land leasing and transfers.

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